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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-11-2019, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Hoppy
Re: How do I clean a Black Beauty

Bingo! I think that is the best cleaning method and minimizes the impact to the finish.



Thanks... your drum looks really nice too. I really like the pointy badge!
It really is a trick of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Hoppy
Re: How do I clean a Black Beauty

I would recommend against using any cleaners. The finishes on these drum are notorious for having problems with the clear coat and even some corrosion below the black chrome.

I've attached a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-03-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig parts guys: what size drum would this fit???

I'm sure eventually it will move, but you may have to market it towards a marcher/parade drum player, but Reverb and eBay can reach any drummer. Your pricing may depend on how quick you want it to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-01-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig parts guys: what size drum would this fit???

I think it would fit a 15" but don't quote me on that! As you mentioned in another thread, that unfortunately there is no part number stamped on the component, it may be a bit challenging to...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-29-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Probably the dumbest question ever asked here.

It's looks like the carry overdesign from the LAP256STH - essentially killing two stones with one bird. Can it lead to scratching the chrome? Maybe if you're not really careful or if you're moving...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-23-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By Hoppy
Re: This Is The Least Active Forum Ever

Let's don't forget that this is a very specialized forum in a narrow portion of the musical universe. I think Tommyp hit the nail on the head with his summation and how folks are just more into FB....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoppy
Re: P87 strainer Dean going mad tensioning snares

I'd place a "wanted ad" here and on the other big forum as well, DFO.
An alternative is to pick up a donor drum with parts you need, but that may not have the quality you're looking for (but it does...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoppy
Re: P87 strainer Dean going mad tensioning snares

When I saw the image you posted I thought that maybe you have the incorrect synthetic gut "wires." The parts catalog shows the length as 16-1/8" (see the parts catalog image, part #9) and I'm...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-09-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoppy
Re: P87 strainer Dean going mad tensioning snares

My Coliseum had the No.1110 snare wires on it and there wasn't the type of overhang that you have pictured with your "gut" snares. See the attached catalog image for reference.

Is there a part...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Snare aficionados, historians and drum teachers-FYI

Here's a link to the .pdf file:

EDIT: Nevermind... the VDF site posts an image of the .pdf rather than a link to it???
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-07-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Hoppy
Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

No...
But have you considered recovering your Ringo seat using better quality and more supportive material if the footprint (or butt-print in this case) is more ideal vs. your larger seat that cuts...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Quiet practice pad?

I would suggest checking out the RTOM Moongel workout pad... if you want quiet, this is the pad. I have the Reflexx, but this is a tad quieter, and is slightly lower in pitch than either side of the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-26-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Re-wrapping Tip on Seams

Also, you may consider a "yard stick" for this tip as well.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-25-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Is anyone close to Brookline, Mass?

Glad that worked out for you... and they say "He who hesitates is lost." Phooey!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-19-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig COB and 26'' Bass Drum (And more!)

Can you upload those pics into the thread rather than via the link?
That way the images can stay with the thread in case you change anything on that hosting site.
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

I started out on Ludwig 3S (these are big marching/drum core style sticks) because my local drum hero used them... so, good enough for him, good enough for me!

Then I started taking lessons and...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Your thoughts on Cympads?

I bought a pack of these recently. Not sure of the size but I think they were the thicker ones... actually I didn't even realize that made different thickness.

It's hard for me to tell if they...
Forum: For Sale 08-09-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 1971 Ludwig Bonham kit 26

I've not heard of it either, not that I'm the Wizard of Webz or anything... I couldn't find basic info from a 2nd party to learn a bit more. However, I did find a "gear" forum postings from 2007: ...
Forum: For Sale 08-06-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 1971 Ludwig Bonham kit 26

I'll certainly echo these thoughts.

Mojo isn't inherent in the instrument, it rest with the musician.

That said, I really don't understand the idea of paying such a high premium for some...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-27-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Hal Blaine's kit for sale

Even for non-celebrity own stuff as well. I see that he has an LS403TD67WMAVH1, aka the 2009 (Ludwig 100th Anniversary) Alex Van Halen rosewood snare drum listed for $2,995. OUCHIE!!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig/WFL classic snare wires

Good info... thanks for sharing.
Any pics to share to add to this thread for future reference?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-20-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Cleaning calfskin heads

Wow that Magic Eraser did the trick!!!
And I was going to recommend something like this, sheesh what was I thinkin' ;-)
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,947
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Let's see your drum room!!

HA! Good one, and terrific job on the facelift for your drum room.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-18-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 1932-34 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 ROSE PEARL DuALL (AN AMAZING RESTORATION) LL

WOW! Incredible find and a stunning restoration. The pics from the external link show what a truly gifted craftsman Joe Mekler/Joeyboom is. He did an incredible job bringing that one back to life no...
Forum: For Sale 07-17-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 27 Piece Ludwig Kit

Pictures are most helpful as well when trying to market a kit here!
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